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ULA Atlas V NROL-52 Set to Launch October 14

Status Report From: United Launch Alliance
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the NROL-52 mission in support of national security. Today’s L-2 forecast shows a 40 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The Oct. 14 launch time is 3:31 a.m. ET.
 
Photo Caption: (Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 12, 2017) A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-52 mission is rolled from the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41. Photo courtesy of ULA.

For additional photos: http://www.ulalaunch.com/file-library.aspx?launchEventID=287

 Remote Camera Set Up and Launch
Media planning to put remote cameras on SLC-41 to cover launch should meet at the Space and History Center at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. Media planning to cover launch should meet at the Space and History Center no later than 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. 
 
Launch Forecast Summary:
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 60%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Clouds and Lightning
 
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 40%
Primary concern: Cumulus Clouds
 
Launch Broadcast Satellite Coordinates + Webcast
ALL TIMES EASTERN TIME
 
LAUNCH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
BARS + TONE – 2:40 A.M.
PROGRAM START – 3:11 A.M.
 
DIGITAL SATELLITE C-BAND DOWNLINK
HD FORMAT
SATELLITE — G3
TRANSPONDER — 24
BAND — C-BAND DIGITAL
ORBITAL POSITION — 95°W
HD BANDWIDTH — 18 MHz (HALF TRANSPONDER`CD’)
DOWNLINK — 4171.000 V
UPLINK — 6396.000 H
SYMBOL RATE — 13
FEC — ¾
DATA RATE — 17.9705
DVBS – QPSK
MPEG 2
AUDIO EMBEDDED
 
Webcast available at www.ulalaunch.com and www.youtube.com/unitedlaunchalliance
 

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